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#1 Wizard16

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:46 PM

Is there a fully updated set of rules for RP? Last year I saw several cars where the wheel wells were clear and uncut. The rules do not say that that option is available so I presume that the change in the rules was made by agreement of the participating racers. Are there any changes and/or restrictions that have been implemented since the rules were published particularly as to the bodies?


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:06 PM

Yes the rules were updated---you can run CLEAR front  wheel wells--- they must be clear OR cut out to see the functioning front wheels.. FYI
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:57 PM

Tim, where are the updated/current rules posted? The rule set in the SCCRA topic has a blog with the rules modifed as of 2015. I do not see the wheel well change. It matters not to me either way but I just need to know if there are other changes not listed. I'd hate to get out there and find that something I did is no longer legal or I could have done something differently. Thanks


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 02:57 PM

I don't think the written rules have been update--BUT---we have been running this way for the last year.  Look at it this way---IF you decided to cut the wheel wells out--all you're doing is cutting out a clear section if you paint it that way. And no other rules have been changed. 


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 03:34 PM

Last year Jimi Bling said the diaplane 1/8" in exposed was now illegal.


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Posted 21 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

Jimmi won't be there this year. I"m not the final say in any of this---contact Bryan Warmack or James Grinstead for clarification if you think it's a problem. 


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 12:31 AM

Not sure how the message board will handle this... but James is 86ed-once-again

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:18 PM

1/8 in of diaplane may extend pass front of body. If you choose to use the diaplane and cut the 1/4 in of side at angle, then 3/8 of diaplane is allowed on sides and 1/8 in the middle.
That's the best way I can explain it, don't know if it's understandable or not lol
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 04:52 PM

James, it's clear. Thank you


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:07 PM

So whos racing retro pro at the Checkpoint?


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:19 PM

I take it as the diaplane would have to also be trimmed at an angle, then no more than an 1/8" would be sticking out anywhere across the nose.

 

1/8 in of diaplane may extend pass front of body. If you choose to use the diaplane and cut the 1/4 in of side at angle, then 3/8 of diaplane is allowed on sides and 1/8 in the middle.
That's the best way I can explain it, don't know if it's understandable or not lol


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Posted 20 January 2017 - 02:31 PM

So whos racing retro pro at the Checkpoint?

James, I'm running your 2015 Checkpoint Cup winning chassis so watch out!    :laugh2:


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 12:55 AM

Tim, that chassis was my go to, 'ole faithful.' Glad Jim was able to clean her up and give her a good home.
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:16 PM

Some qualifying and a short video clip from the B Main of the Retro Pro event

 


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